Mencap - Inclusive Schools Sports Coordinator, Cornwall


Department: Network Programmes

Location: Cornwall

Salary Details: £19,725 per annum + excellent benefits

Advertising End Date: 09 Sep 2018

Vacancy Type: Contract

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Interview Date: Week commencing 17th September 2018

About Mencap
There are 1.4 million people with a learning disability in the UK. Mencap works to support people with a learning disability, their families and carers by fighting to change laws, improve services and access to education, employment and leisure facilities. Mencap supports thousands of people with a learning disability (PWLD) to live their lives the way they want.

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You'll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.

Our work includes:
•Providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose.
•Providing advice through our help lines and website.
•Campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want.
•Running innovative projects to test, learn and innovate to support people with learning disabilities.

Role Description
The Inclusive Schools Sports Coordinator will work on the delivery of our Round the World Challenge (RTWC) programme, piloting the model in schools across Cornwall between October 2018-July 2019. The programme has run nationally with our services and local groups targeting adults with learning disabilities with great success however we now wish to pilot RTWC within schools, targeting 12-16 year olds in inclusive groups.

The aim of the project is to increase participation and levels of physical activity, build confidence, team work and communication skills as well as building inclusive peer groups where people without learning disabilities will gain awareness of and form positive attitudes towards PWLD.

Reporting into the RTWC Project Manager (South), the post holder will work locally with mainstream and SEN schools to ensure a smooth delivery of the project and help to coordinate inclusive activities within the community. The role will also support our wider RTWC work within Cornwall, assisting the RTWC Project Manager (South) with physical activity and volunteering opportunities available to participants.

The role will be based from home with travel across Cornwall to meet with schools, stakeholders, run activities and events.

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